Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Once
B
Three times
C
Never
D
Twice
Question 2
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1947
B
1975
C
1970
D
1950
Question 3
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The quiet revolution
B
The noisy revolution
C
The French Revolution
D
The Québec revolution
Question 4
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Viagra
B
Insulin
C
Penicillin
D
Warfarin
Question 5
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Korfball
B
American football
C
Basketball
D
Baseball
Question 6
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
The television
B
Electric light bulbs
C
The telephone
D
The heart pacemaker
Question 7
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Alberta
B
Québec
C
British Columbia
D
Manitoba
Question 8
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1960
B
1950
C
1930
D
1940
Question 9
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1959
B
1979
C
1989
D
1969
Question 10
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1965
B
1940
C
1947
D
1920
Question 11
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
UN
B
NORAD
C
All of these
D
NATO
Question 12
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1927
B
1957
C
1947
D
1951
Question 13
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Joseph Bombardier
B
Charles Best
C
Alexander Graham Bell
D
Sir Sanford Fleming
Question 14
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Emmys
B
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
C
They’ve all won Oscars
D
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
Question 15
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Black Cup
B
The Red Cup
C
The Grey Cup
D
The White Cup
Question 16
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Laos
B
Korea
C
Vietnam
D
Cambodia
Question 17
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Soccer
B
Lacrosse
C
Hockey
D
Football
Question 18
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Cancer research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Multiple Sclerosis research
D
Heart disease research
Question 19
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Aboriginal Canadians
B
Mexican Canadians
C
Chinese Canadians
D
Japanese Canadians
Question 20
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
The BlackBerry
B
Galaxy phone
C
Nokia phone
D
The iPhone
Question 21
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
United States
B
China
C
European Union
D
Mexico
Question 22
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1992
B
1988
C
200
D
1996
Question 23
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Ethiopia
B
Hungary
C
Vietnam
D
South Africa
Question 24
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Ottawa Senators
B
Montréal Canadiens
C
Toronto Maple Leafs
D
Edmonton Oilers
Question 25
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Four
B
The Group of Eight
C
The Group of Six
D
The Group of Seven
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